Hostel Archi Rossi

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The Hostelz.com Review

A fun but not too wild hostel. The first thing you see when you walk in is the walls are hand painted with art inspired by famous paintings. Then when you go up the stairs there is the less formal art of drawings and quotes from people who have stayed in the hostel in previous years (graffiti basically). If you have nothing better to do with your time in Florence you could spend days reading the graffiti. Or you could also use the free internet. The rest of the hostel has a dining/TV room and there are upstairs and downstairs outdoor patio areas. The outdoor areas are especially nice, with stone sculptures, a fountain, and lots of folliage.

It's a social hostel and it's a good place to meet other backpackers. They do sell beer at the reception desk, but it's not really a party hostel. They don't take reservations and you need to show up early to get a bed (about 9 AM).
by David
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer

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(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Hostel Archi Rossi" at Via Faenza, 94r.)

Location/Contact

Address
Via Faenza, 94r, Florence (Firenze), Tuscany, Italy
Coordinates
43.778400, 11.250690 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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Website
www.hostelarchirossi.com
Telephone
(+39) 055 29 08 04
Fax
(+39) 055 230 26 01
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Great hostel option in Florence
Great location, super close to train station and sights. Very clean. Nice atmosphere. Amazing breakfast! Tons of options in the buffet, from beans and eggs to tiramisu! Good coffee from machines with choices of espresso drinks. Good price for Florence. Downsides -- need to pay for towel and provide own soap, showers tended to flood bathroom. Access to fridge but not kitchen facilities. And a comfy lounge area might have been nice (although dining area and outdoor terraces were available).
Heidi
Age 40, Canadian
2015-10-11
 
An Overpriced Barracks
Liked -- Very close to the train station, near the old town, excellent breakfast (if you get up early enough for it), huge lockers, an elevator. Disliked -- Slow Wi-Fi, lots of basics missing from the bathrooms (soap, hand towels), mostly unfriendly staff who don't tell you anything about the city or even the hostel itself, overpriced, very impersonal, breakfast basically ends at 9. Overall -- Definitely wouldn't stay here again. There have to be better options in the city.
Max
Age 28, Canada
2015-06-26
 
A good hostel overall
Good location, great buffet breakfast, nice garden area, guest computers.
Lynne
(Canada)
2013-05-30
 
Great hostel!
Great location. Very nice hostel.
Sarah
(Usa)
2012-07-07
 
CLEAN and easy finding!
It is well located and the rooms are good size and comfy! good Cost-Benefit realtion!
Cristobal
(MEXICO)
2012-05-28
 
Pretty good
Over all pretty good. Shower and toilet a bit close though. Excellent breakfast, the best I've ever had in a hostel.
Phil
(Australia)
2012-05-12
 
Nice hostel
Friendly, clean and pretty -- esp the Inner courtyard. But that exactly becomes annoying at Night when guests sit outside and chat. Every word echoes and sleeping is not possible. A Simple Solution would be to close the courtyard, say, at midnight. Yes, you could close the windows. But with almost 30•Celsius outside and all beds in the dorm full you would simply suffocate.
Cathrin Eszbach
(Germany)
2011-06-06
 
Enjoyed my stay!
Great amenities for price. Enjoyed the free meals. Friendly staff. Met nice travelers. Easy internet access. Walking tours leave right from lobby. In walking distance to train station, restaurants, shopping, and tourist sites.
Anonymous
(US)
2011-04-25

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